is it safe to delete Sherlock?

jczubach

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I don't seem to have any use for this app. and am wondering how integrated it is with the system.
 

XheartcoreboyX

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I don't seem to have any use for this app. and am wondering how integrated it is with the system.
i wonder the same thing...i noticed it's icon there..but it looks pointless for me..is it ok to delete it? wont effect on the computer's dictionary?
 

slu

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Sep 15, 2004
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Looks like I am trustworthy!

In all seriousness, I deleted a bunch of stuff that came with my iMac. I have no use for Nanosaur or World Book or Quicken or iWork Trial, etc. Granted, it is not as bad as a Windows machine, but there is a bunch if bloat that ships with consumer Macs. Thankfully, it is much easier to get rid on them on a Mac!
 

jczubach

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SLU, I must concur. It's not the 9Mb saved in particular, but there's a lot of nickel and dime crap running in the background that I personally will never let see the light of the day. Just wanted to be a little prudent about deleting an old mac standby. Thanks again.
 

IJ Reilly

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SLU, I must concur. It's not the 9Mb saved in particular, but there's a lot of nickel and dime crap running in the background that I personally will never let see the light of the day. Just wanted to be a little prudent about deleting an old mac standby. Thanks again.
Sherlock doesn't run in the background. If it did, a drag to the trash would not do the job. So what we're really talking about here is reclaiming maybe 0.01% of your hard drive space. A little perspective seemed to be in order.
 

PlaceofDis

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Sherlock doesn't run in the background. If it did, a drag to the trash would not do the job. So what we're really talking about here is reclaiming maybe 0.01% of your hard drive space. A little perspective seemed to be in order.
well if its not being used why just have it sitting there? makes sense to get rid of the stuff thats just not doing anything for you.
 

jczubach

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Sherlock doesn't run in the background. If it did, a drag to the trash would not do the job. So what we're really talking about here is reclaiming maybe 0.01% of your hard drive space. A little perspective seemed to be in order.
yeah but, .01% here and there and the likelihood that the aforementioned app is of absolutely no interest to me begged the question. anyhoo, thanks for the tip. wasn't entirely clear on the idea that the system would engage in such draconian and helpful prevention of my capricious deletion tendencies.
 

IJ Reilly

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well if its not being used why just have it sitting there? makes sense to get rid of the stuff thats just not doing anything for you.
How long does something need to go unused before you decide it's not doing anything for you? I guess this practice comes under the same heading as reformatting and reinstalling OSX -- the benefits are more perceived than real. I'm probably not going to persuade you that's it's pointless and you're probably aren't going to convince me that there's any point.